Blower Door Test
Air flowing in and out of a building can cause lots of problems; in fact, air leakage can account for 30 percent to 50 percent of the heat loss in some homes. But air flowing through a building can help solve lots of problems too — as long as it’s the result of a blower-door test. With the blower door, our advsior can quantify airflow and the resulting heat (or cooling) loss, pinpoint specific leaks, and determine when a home needs mechanical ventilation The blower door is used to document the amount of leakage, guide our technichians in sealing air leaks and show the results of the air sealing and insulation work completed.
Without a blower door test it is only a guess! This is why all federal, state or utility company rebate and incentive programs will require a documented blower door reading.
- Setting up another project.We are finishing the basement, master bath, custom woodworking and many electrical upgrades for a couple just arriving from Sweden. Because they are energy conscious we did an energy audit and insulated the rim joists, walls and attic. European light fixtures were rewired to handle American connections and all bulbs were replaced with LEDs
- Basement improvements - We insulated, repaired everything. The basement was a mess. It was cleared, floors and walls grinded down and waterproofed and painted. The home was sold above the asking price in three days. (“ We love the basement” ) was the common comment.This project is part of our First Impressions department. The house was to be sold.
- Ceiling and walls are netted and dense-packed with cellulose. This eliminates vermin, mold, deadens sound transmission by 80% and reduces heat transfer 100% better than fiberglass. A house with all cellulose insulation can get a 5% deduction on their insurance since the home is fire proof.Ceiling and walls